1st earl of Shrewsbury, John Talbot

(c. 1387—1453)

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(c. 1387–1453).

Talbot was the most feared in France of the English captains in the last stages of the Hundred Years War. Having fought briefly under Henry V, he returned to France in 1427, where he served until his death at Castillon in 1453. A tough, cruel, and quarrelsome man, he came to be regarded as the last of the old chivalric breed.

Subjects: British History.

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